ATF Meeting Report
Biology
October 14, 2017   Rio Salado College

Originator: Sonia Tris
Submitter: Sonia Tris  
Date Created: 10/14/2017           Date Submitted: 11/06/2017           Status: Approved
Attendance : Arizona State University   Arizona Western College   Central Arizona College   Cochise College   Coconino Community College   DinĂ© College   Eastern Arizona College   Maricopa Community Colleges   Mohave Community College   Northern Arizona University   Northland Pioneer College   Pima Community College   University of Arizona   Yavapai College    
Virtual Attendance : Pamela Marshall-ASU  
Next Fall Meeting Date : October 13, 2018  
Meeting Time : 10-2pm  
Location : Eastern Arizona College  
Meeting Type : In Person  
Meeting Chair : Beth Krueger, Cochise College  
Meeting Host : Aaron Burk, Eastern Arizona College  
Spring Meeting Information : N/A  
No Data Changes : Yes - ATF Requested Changes  
Note :  
Changes to Majors on Common Course Matrix : Change ASU Downtown BS Health Sciences (Pre-Professional) to Medical Studies (Pre-Professional).

Change ASU Poly BS Applied Biological Sciences (Urban Horticulture) to Applied Biological Sciences (Sustainable Horticulture).

Change ASU Poly BS Applied Biological Sciences(Wildlife and Restoration Ecology) to Applied Biological Sciences (Natural Resource Ecology).

ASU Poly add BS Applied Biological Sciences (Pre-Veterinary Management).

Add ASU Tempe BS Biological Sciences (Biomedical Sciences).

Add ASU Tempe BS Neuroscience.

Remove ASU West BS Biology (Forensics).

Remove ASU West BA Biology (Secondary Education).

Add ASU West BS Biology (Pharmacology and Toxicology).

Add ASU West BS Biotechnology and Bioenterprise.

UA add BS Bioinformatics.  
Changes to Common Courses : --None--  
Changes to Exam Matrix : Changes were recorded on matrix. Also, the schools would like to add the following dislaimer to the CIE AS & A Level Exams. *If a student takes both the AS and A Level exams, student will receive credit for only one exam (A Level) so that dual credit is not awarded.  
AGEC Information : None  
Record of the Votes : None  
Issues Raised : With the new Apache College being built, what does that mean for this college to participate in ATFs?

ASU Tempe had a new degree BS Biological Sciences for fall 2017. It is a completely online degree that can only be declared by a student who is completing a double major with BS Neuroscience. Should it be listed in the Biology matrix?  
Curriculum Planning : See meeting minutes  
CEG changes : None  
ASSIST Report Comments : UA (Lisa Rezende) would like to remove Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (BS or BA) as they are no longer being offered.

UA (Lisa Rezende) would like to also move BS General Biology.

If possible, please add the following degrees for the UA:
-Environmental Science-Biology Emphasis
-Natural Resources-Conservation Biology Emphasis.  
Other Comments : Pima Community College would like to remove ENV from the college course prefix list effective fall 2018.

The group really enjoyed hearing from the Cambridge Exam Rep and would like to see AP or CLEP at next year's ATF meeting. The chair, Beth Krueger, will take the lead on this for the group.

Also, the group has scheduled the next 3 ATF meeting dates & locations: 10/13/2018 at Eastern Arizona College, 10/19/2019 at Rio Salado College, & 10/17/2020 at Cochise College.  

Document Document Name Size Document Type
Review Document Next ATF Meetings until 2020 86,038 bytes application/pdf
Review Document BIO ATF CEG Report 4,316,593 bytes application/pdf
Review Document BIO ATF Assist Degree Report 151,516 bytes application/pdf
Review Document Cambridge Rep Presentation 4,096,248 bytes application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
Review Document Cambridge A Exam 45,871 bytes application/pdf
Review Document Cambridge AS Exam 413,845 bytes application/pdf
Review Document Bio ATF 2017 Meeting Minutes 33,268 bytes application/msword